Spencer goes online to find his "Lay." He gets notification that Sarah got his email and hurriedly writes her, telling her not to read it. I guess in the email, Spencer laid bare his soul and now regrets it. "Does any girl really want to hear her boyfriend ask: 'What do you see in me?'" he types. Sarah assures him it's okay to be insecure and vulnerable, and then tells him what she sees in him. Let me tell you, it gets very deep. As deep as Jack Handey. The gist of it is, and I'm all about gist where TOYL is concerned, is that Sarah reads Spencer like Catcher in the Rye, but she isn't about to run away because of it. Spencer is thrilled that someone finally "gets" him and still wants to stick around. "God, I can't wait until tomorrow night!" Spencer writes. "What's tomorrow night?" Sarah asks, still in her Caulfield-of-Dreams world. Spencer reminds her it's when she's coming home. Sarah panics and writes that she will call when she gets to her apartment. Spencer tells her he can't wait that long and will pick her up at the airport instead. Sarah bangs her hands against her head. Hoping to flatten that forehead, I imagine.
On the subway home, Mollie tells Platypus that she can't believe Mayor Snake was so brutal. Platypus matter-of-factly tells Mollie it's probably good she saw that side of the drama teacher before she decided to become one of his snakelets.
Sarah calls Spencer very early in the A.M. and offers to pick up Leya at the airport since she decided he was right about her not working hard enough for her paycheck. Spencer tells her he's picking Leya up and hangs up on Sarah. If Sarah were smart, she would have convinced Spencer that it would romantic if he prepared a surprise candlelight dinner in his apartment while Sarah picked up his supa-model. Guess that's the kind of learning that doesn't come from reading Catcher in the Rye. That's my last one, I swear this time.
After Sarah gets off the phone, Ashley comes in and asks Sarah what she's doing there. Sarah explains that she was out shopping and bought her some chocolate cigars. Sarah doesn't notice that Ashley is looking towards the door, and then she hears a male voice saying, "I want to see the baby's room!" and in walks Spencer's father. Last time I saw this actor, he was George's dippy boss, Krueger, on Seinfeld. Ashley introduces them and Sarah, crestfallen, says, "I didn't know you were coming home." Fred says he came home to surprise his wife and feel his baby kick. Ashley is glowing, and not just from the pregnancy. Sarah looks on as Ashley and Fred embrace, and she edges out of the room, muttering something about putting the chocolate cigars away. Ashley thanks Sarah, as does Fred in a more dismissive sort of way. Sarah walks slowly out and listens to Ashley's giggling, "What do you think of the room?" and Fred's saying, "I think you've done a great job!" Ashley asks what he thinks of the baby names. "Gammie Halloway and Coco Halloway," Fred muses. Okay, not really, he chews over Rosalind Halloway and Holden Halloway and then says he loves them both. Sarah, listening from the darkness of the hallway, smiles sadly.